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Post  0ldcat Sat Mar 10 2012, 20:01

And the season sneaks in . . .

cmc 1st birthday meet . . . Wee mac sneakin up on us . . . BC loomin . . . new bikes being bought . . . new members joining in . . . HECK ! . . . we'll have a southern ride out next ! green smile


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Post  Rosco Sat Mar 10 2012, 22:08

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Post  kwakkat Sat Mar 10 2012, 22:09

you still believe in fairy,s tel Shocked
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Post  0ldcat Sat Mar 10 2012, 22:37

bottom of the garden m8 Very Happy
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Post  HEHORE Sun Mar 11 2012, 06:53

0ldcat wrote:And the season sneaks in . . .

cmc 1st birthday meet . . . Wee mac sneakin up on us . . . BC loomin . . . new bikes being bought . . . new members joining in . . . HECK ! . . . we'll have a southern ride out next ! [You must be registered and logged in to see this image.]
southern ride out ??? hhhmmm , well thats what were trying , can always go to ............................ ............................................................................................................................................ im not gunna say it , lol
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Post  0ldcat Sun Mar 11 2012, 09:05

HEHORE wrote: southern ride out ??? hhhmmm , well thats what were trying , can always go to ..........
. . . Butlins ? . . . . Brighton ? . . . . . Bognor Regis ? . . Laughing Thumb
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Post  kwakkat Sun Mar 11 2012, 09:11

I.O.W WEEKEND
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Post  0ldcat Sun Mar 11 2012, 09:18

Now there's an idea great

An Isle of Widget weekend :whoop:

Now who lives close enough to there and could recce/organise it ponder whistle naughty
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Post  Wooster Sun Mar 11 2012, 09:34

I've only been to the Isle of Widget once, and didn't see much of it.

I was driving to a local job in Edinburgh last year when I was told to turn around, get home and get some sleep.
For some bizarre reason, even though we have offices in Manchester, Birmingham, Egham and Rochester, I had to drive down to Southampton the next day, put in a night shift on the IoW, get a quick kip and then drive home again.
It was a pain in the ass...literally. green smile
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Post  Dai-San Sun Mar 11 2012, 14:42

I.O.W would be great, done 3 Bike weekends there when I was with the Barrel Bikers. Great crack.

If you don't want to camp I can highly recommend the White Mouse pub B&B great food, great bar and (was) great prices.
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Post  robertcains Sun Mar 11 2012, 17:33

Is it possible to make a ride out last a whole day on the island?
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Post  0ldcat Sun Mar 11 2012, 17:49

It's the Isle of Wight not the Isle of Man rofl

Besides, couple of laps should do it lachen
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Post  robertcains Sun Mar 11 2012, 19:31

0ldcat wrote:It's the Isle of Wight not the Isle of Man rofl

Errr, isn't the IOM quite a bit bigger than the IOW? Maybe we can do time trials around the coastline green smile
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Post  0ldcat Sun Mar 11 2012, 20:00

Tsk Rolling Eyes SMS . . . . always the size thing lachen

did a quick google maps thang

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Work in progress . . . and that's from the midlands . . . over to the Frenchies Laughing
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Post  SteveCat Mon Mar 12 2012, 10:51

I've tended to do the island 'anti clockwise'.

The Needles is an essential visit, it can be seen from the car park - best though from the end of the headland but that means a bit of a hike, I've done it in bike gear not really recommended.

The coastal road you haven't marked in your map is also good. The view from the hill outside Blackgang is well worth it (on a good day).

The Wight Mouse, as mentioned, has a good reputation, although I'm not sure what wrong the evening we had a meal there.

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Post  HEHORE Mon Mar 12 2012, 13:42

looks good , i would defo join , but would it be whight link from porstmouth or red funnel from southampton ???
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Post  SteveCat Mon Mar 12 2012, 14:15

Makes no difference, one goes to Fishguard and the other to Cowes - easier to meet up IOW side than on the mainland. I go from Portsmouth coz it's easier and also the last time I set sail from Southampton I ended up in South Africa Very Happy

You like to pop over and have a squiz at a route?
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Post  Wooster Mon Mar 12 2012, 15:52

SteveCat wrote:I go from Portsmouth coz it's easier and also the last time I set sail from Southampton I ended up in South Africa Very Happy

So you didn't sail with Captain Rum then? :pirat:

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(He just went round and round the IoW until everyone got dizzy green smile )
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Post  SteveCat Mon Mar 12 2012, 16:18

No pmsl, but do know his Welsh cousin quite well. He can also make you dizzy if taken in large doses Very Happy
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Post  Wooster Mon Mar 12 2012, 17:24

Ahh, the one with the Hammond Organ? Wink
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Post  HEHORE Mon Mar 12 2012, 18:06

SteveCat wrote:Makes no difference, one goes to Fishguard and the other to Cowes - easier to meet up IOW side than on the mainland. I go from Portsmouth coz it's easier and also the last time I set sail from Southampton I ended up in South Africa Very Happy

You like to pop over and have a squiz at a route?
im up for popping over for a squiz at the routes, sounds like fun , try get dean-j and mr france along too
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Post  0ldcat Mon Mar 12 2012, 21:27

SteveCat wrote:I've tended to do the island 'anti clockwise'.

The Needles is an essential visit, it can be seen from the car park - best though from the end of the headland but that means a bit of a hike, I've done it in bike gear not really recommended.

The coastal road you haven't marked in your map is also good. The view from the hill outside Blackgang is well worth it (on a good day).

The Wight Mouse, as mentioned, has a good reputation, although I'm not sure what wrong the evening we had a meal there.

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Appreciate the feedback, but was just playing with google maps and zig-zaging the route just to get the miles in. By no means a route or clockwise/anti-clockwise direction. Glads it seems to have kick started an idea even if it only finishes up as a recce.
No hikes please . . . can't do 'em anymore . . . fact anything over 20-25 metres is out of my range these days Crying or Very sad

Thought the ferry (well one of them) went into Ryde ? ponder

I know there's plenty of sights to see. Last time I was on Widget we watched the dinosaurs paddlin in Sandown Bay pmsl
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Post  HEHORE Mon Mar 12 2012, 21:35

passenger ferrys go to ride , used to go on hol there twice a year, was always fun , but only been once on a bike so would really love todo it again
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Post  Wooster Mon Mar 12 2012, 22:04

I don't see anything remotely connected with what the riding is like on the roads there, it's all fish teas, scones and views so far. green smile
..from what I recall it was (even at night) pretty dull. Neutral

There's no way you'd be able to hit 150mph Shocked
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